The TAG is a special working group within the W3C, chartered (under the W3C Process Document) with stewardship of the Web architecture.
As outlined in our charter, there are three aspects to this mission:
- to document and build consensus around principles of Web architecture and to interpret and clarify these principles when necessary;
- to resolve issues involving general Web architecture brought to the TAG;
- to help coordinate cross-technology architecture developments inside and outside W3C.
Photo Credit: Anne van Kesteren
The TAG at Mozilla San Francisco, 2 April 2014
Left to right: Alex Russell, Sergey Konstantinov, Peter Linss, Tim Berners-Lee, Daniel Appelquist, Yves Lafon, Yehuda Katz, Domenic Denicola, Jeni Tennison, David Herman
The TAG has 9 participants (5 elected, 3 appointed, and 1 chair) plus a staff contact:
- Tim Berners-Lee (W3C) (Chair)
- Daniel Appelquist (Telefónica) (Chair)1
- David Herman (Mozilla Foundation)1
- Yves Lafon (W3C) (staff contact)
- Travis Leithead (Microsoft)2
- Peter Linss (HP) (Chair)1
- Mark Nottingham (Akamai)2
- Alex Russell (Google)2
- Yan Zhu (Yahoo!)2
- One appointment not yet filled
- 1 Two-year term begins 1 Feb 2014 (see election results).
- 2 Two-year term begins 1 Feb 2015 (see election results).
The TAG is partly elected by the Advisory Committee and partly appointed by the Director. Each year the nomination period typically starts 1 November the election typically starts 1 December.